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Not fitting or appropriate.‘the display is unsuitable for young children’
inappropriate, unsuited, ill-suited, inapt, inapposite, unfitting, unbefitting, undue, incompatible, out of place, out of keeping, out of character, incongruousunbecoming, unseemly, indecorous, improperinopportune, infelicitous, malaproposView synonyms
- ‘He said all library terminals were available to children and needed protection from unsuitable sites.’
- ‘I can think of far worse ways to die but they're unsuitable for mention.’
- ‘This is why people who appear to be completely unsuitable for one another can live long happy lives together.’
- ‘Some other fields are of made up ground and unsuitable for building on.’
- ‘If they could not find a job after the two years of supply work then they were deemed unsuitable for the profession and had to leave.’
- ‘They are also concerned that many are housed in old and unsuitable buildings.’
- ‘He said no-one would be forced to approve development on unsuitable areas.’
- ‘BNP opponents insist the party's policies mean they are unsuitable to take a key role in school life.’
- ‘The RSC advises that the production is unsuitable for children under the age of 14.’
- ‘Tours are organised by the Friends of Old Palace who regret that the building is unsuitable for wheelchairs.’
- ‘Warning stickers were placed on the bins that had incorrect or unsuitable material in them.’
- ‘Also, some of the land may be unsuitable because of low forestry yield potential.’
- ‘Tonight I ought to go out as a British country gentleman and find companions wholly unsuitable to my station.’
- ‘In May last year the plans were turned down as being unsuitable for an historic building.’
- ‘Some have left in their wake a trail of disconsolate and usually highly unsuitable young men.’
- ‘For example, a Likert scale is entirely unsuitable for asking factual questions about behaviour.’
- ‘One in eight viewers thought soap operas were now unsuitable for children.’
- ‘Anyone who fails to appoint a legal guardian runs the risk of unsuitable people applying for the position.’
- ‘Some roads are completely unsuitable for lorries in the Moors and Dales.’
- ‘Many shops are willing to exchange goods if they are unsuitable.’
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